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by Jackson
Sat May 23, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed Music's Best Debut Albums of All-Time
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Acclaimed Music's Best Debut Albums of All-Time

Kate Tempest's Everybody Down came before the excellent Let Them Eat Chaos, right?
by Jackson
Wed May 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2010: Round 1, Week 4
Replies: 23
Views: 337

Re: Music of 2010: Round 1, Week 4

Albums:

Swans over Anais Mitchell as my favorite two go head to head. Pass on the others.

Songs:
Shutterbug
Round and Round
Dancing on My Own
Limit to Your Love
Odessa
Tightrope
Rolling in the Deep
Monster
by Jackson
Wed May 20, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 32189

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I'm also really loving the new Charli XCX album, which continues her blend of catchy exuberance with the avant-pop of artists like SOPHIE and 100 gecs. Yeah I like the new Charli too. I'm a fan of hers, as well as Sophie's. Edit: Liking 1000 gecs too. Thanks for the recommendation! How I'm Feeling ...
by Jackson
Tue May 19, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 20.20
Replies: 18
Views: 282

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 20.20

Charli XCX - forever
by Jackson
Fri May 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately

This is probably the biggest event release since Fiona's album dropped. Early reviews would place this as Perfume Genius' best album (92 Metascore, 8.8 ADM). Singles Describe and On the Floor were excellent and sound even better in the context of the album.
by Jackson
Fri May 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 32189

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:27 am
After listening to this, I really wonder how anyone could want more from a folky singer-songwriter album.
That's how I feel about almost all of Marling's 2010s albums! She is on another level.
by Jackson
Wed May 13, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 32189

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

Jirin wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:30 am
14. Alien Nosejob - Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud
This is one of those that I need to hear just to see what an artist called "Alien Nosejob" sounds like!
by Jackson
Fri May 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Streaming Services - a poll
Replies: 34
Views: 2045

Re: Streaming Services - a poll

Joanna Newsom's Have One on Me is on Amazon but not Spotify. I don’t think any Joanna Newsom or Jay Z are Spotify but wasn’t aware any were on Amazon. Jay-Z has been on Spotify for a few months now, at least in these parts. What happened to his Tidal? According to this poll, apparently it's not doi...
by Jackson
Thu May 07, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Guardian (UK) - The 100 greatest UK No 1s
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: The Guardian (UK) - The 100 greatest UK No 1s

The UK has had so many more interesting #1s than the US chart. It is incredible that songs like Setting Sun and Uptown Top Ranking topped the charts. Even Get Lucky and Bad Romance weren't US #1s.
by Jackson
Thu May 07, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Streaming Services - a poll
Replies: 34
Views: 2045

Re: Streaming Services - a poll

I use Spotify because it has the vast majority of the albums I want to listen to. For a handful it does not I might use Amazon. But the only two I can think of are Lucinda Williams - Ghosts of Highway 20 and Roy Harper - Man And Myth. I only wish it had a greater selection of foreign language rock....
by Jackson
Wed May 06, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 6
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 6

That's Not Me with only three votes is absurd!!
by Jackson
Wed May 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 10191

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

My songs of the year so far are something like: Tier 1 Jessie Ware - Spotlight Christine & The Queens - La vita nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek) These two instant classics came out on the same day in February and will be battling for my SOTY all year. Tier 2 070 Shake - Guilty Conscience Caribou - Ne...
by Jackson
Fri May 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30
Replies: 8
Views: 2320

Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Hey, maybe with the high ranking people will finally stop sleeping on Rina?
I just discovered her earlier this year and like this album. It's interesting to see someone putting a modern twist on late 90s/early 00s pop after a decade of pop that was heavily focused on revisiting the 80s.
by Jackson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30
Replies: 8
Views: 2320

Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

How does 93.1 compare to the highest scores ever in this MCCH ranking?

EDIT: I just found the links to the archived rankings. Looks like Fetch the Bolt Cutters is second in the history of the chart to To Pimp a Butterfly's 94.2 score.
by Jackson
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 5
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 5

Most of the songs I voted for aren't doing so well...

24 | Sophie | Bipp (2013)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
98 | The Black Keys | Lonely Boy (2011)
120 | James Blake | CMYK (2010)
168 | Clairo | Bags (2019)
180 | Christine & The Queens | Christine/Tilted (2014)
by Jackson
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 61
Views: 5911

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

I thought this had to be the latest that a notable artist hit their peak in terms of albums (10+ years from their debut is fairly uncommon, unless you maybe include the artist's previous groups, if they recorded). But that might be Nick Cave with Skeleton Tree, 32 years from From Her to Eternity, n...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2010: Nominations
Replies: 16
Views: 2070

Re: Music of 2010: Nominations

There are plenty of Arcade Fire, Kanye, and LCD Soundsystem tracks to choose from on that list (not that I expected any differently). This should be fun; I'm looking forward to seeing what albums made it.
by Jackson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 10191

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Just had another listen to the new Fiona Apple album. I think my favorites are "Shameika" and "Heavy Balloon", so you can throw those songs on my favorites list as well. I think FTBC tracks are going to split votes like crazy this year, especially since there weren't any singles released prior to t...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 61
Views: 5911

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

[/quote] It's because Fiona Apple and Sleater-Kinney have been mostly American critical favorites throughout their careers. The praise in the UK and the rest of the world for those artists haven't been as euphoric as in the US. Hopefully that will change soon - The Idler Wheel will definitely hit th...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 61
Views: 5911

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

So in about a year time, she will have 5 albums out of 5 in the AM top 2000 which is quite a feat, especially for someone whose name doesn't seem to appear much in discussion about major artists. There aren't that many artists who have 100% of their discography in AM (though yes, it is a bit easier...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Music of 2010: Nominations
Replies: 16
Views: 2070

Re: Music of 2010: Nominations

ordinaryperson wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Less than 24 hours before the deadline to get your nominations in ends.
You got mine, right?
by Jackson
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 61
Views: 5911

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Absolutely adore the album but I'm worried the universal adulation + the Pitchfork 10 is sparking a hype backlash movement. In the age of the internet, everything gets a backlash movement. I guess the question is how strong will it be; the album's rating is sitting at 4.16 on rateyourmusic with 280...
by Jackson
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 61
Views: 5911

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Three listens in and I am a big fan of this album. It's an improvement in all ways from the already excellent Idler Wheel - most notably in its memorable melodies and the sense of excitement and intensity that flows through the songs. I can't help but notice that many of the songs feature the layere...
by Jackson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 61
Views: 5911

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

This is an aside, but the way Pitchfork wields its "perfect score" is so strange. For a new release, it's almost impossible to achieve, even for a release like To Pimp a Butterfly (which, as we know, eventually outranked MBDTF on their end of decade list). But for any re-release of a notable album t...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 1, Part 4

I voted for these (all in my T500 for the decade): 20 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Run Away With Me (2015) 59 | Katy Perry | Teenage Dream (2010) 118 | Kendrick Lamar | HUMBLE. (2017) 157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014) 182 | Purity Ring | Fineshrine (201...
by Jackson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2020 (06) April 15
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: MCCh 2020 (06) April 15

I've been listening to some of these due to my album of the month project and just got around to Shabaka And The Ancestors. I figured it would be the case and, surprise, Shabaka Hutchings is also involved in Sons of Kemet and The Comet is Coming. I feel like he is proving himself as a master in a w...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Great Albums Since The Last AMF All-Time Poll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: Great Albums Since The Last AMF All-Time Poll?

I think around 30-35 albums since 2017 would make my top 500 (pending any from 2020). Here is my top 30: 1 | Fucked Up | Dose Your Dreams | 2018 2 | Kelly Lee Owens | Kelly Lee Owens | 2017 3 | Sons of Kemet | Your Queen is a Reptile | 2018 4 | Jane Weaver | Modern Kosmology | 2017 5 | Weyes Blood |...
by Jackson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 32189

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

A new album from Laura Marling is always welcome. Song for Our Daughter is yet another solid, if unspectacular, album in one of the most consistent careers of the last decade. It looks like this may be getting the best reviews of her career (91 on Metacritic, 8.6 on ADM) so perhaps I need to revisit...
by Jackson
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: sonofsamiam's Michelin Album Guide
Replies: 22
Views: 2192

Re: sonofsamiam's Michelin Album Guide

WOW. When is the book coming out?
by Jackson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 136
Views: 43270

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

My top 500 songs of the decade. I have had a blast making this, uncovering new gems and rediscovering my appreciation for old ones in a process that started around this time last year. This decade is massively deep and I could have spent three more months going down this rabbit hole, but it's time ...
by Jackson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 32189

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I'm enjoying the Yves Tumor album as well. There's something about his style that's very accessible while still fitting into the "weird" bucket. At only 36 minutes for 12 songs with no dead spots, it just flies by. Worthy follow-up to Safe in the Hands of Love, which was one of my favorites of 2018....
by Jackson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll
Replies: 96
Views: 16822

Re: Albums and Songs of 1971 Poll

Albums 1 | Black Sabbath | Master of Reality 2 | The Kinks | Muswell Hillbillies 3 | The Beach Boys | Surf's Up 4 | Alice Coltrane | Journey in Satchidananda 5 | Can | Tago Mago 6 | Yes | Fragile 7 | Serge Gainsbourg | Histoire De Melody Nelson 8 | Chico Buarque | Construção 9 | Miles Davis | A Tri...
by Jackson
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 107
Views: 62000

Re: EOD 2010s Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Anyone who wanted to see this probably crunched the numbers long ago but I was interested to find out, so here's the 2010-16 counterpart of Nick's AM vs EOD analysis: 10. Caribou - Swim (#214) 6. Swans - The Seer (#131) 8. Beach House - Bloom (#130) 5. Arcade Fire - Reflektor (#254) 7. The National...
by Jackson
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 136
Views: 43270

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

My top 500 songs of the decade. I have had a blast making this, uncovering new gems and rediscovering my appreciation for old ones in a process that started around this time last year. This decade is massively deep and I could have spent three more months going down this rabbit hole, but it's time t...
by Jackson
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 10191

Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

This year has gotten off to a hot start on the songs side. Some favorites so far in rough order: Jessie Ware - Spotlight Christine & The Queens - La vita nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek) Caribou - Never Come Back 070 Shake - Guilty Conscience Perfume Genius - Describe TOPS - I Feel Alive Soccer Mommy...
by Jackson
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 136
Views: 43270

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

59 | Games | Strawberry Skies | 2010 73 | Moodymann feat. Andres | Lyk U Used To | 2014 Two nice discoveries from Jeff's list. I've been playing Strawberry Skies on repeat -- who knew from the artist name that it would be Laurel Halo singing over Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never's production?
by Jackson
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 136
Views: 43270

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

Natalia Lafourcade's Hasta la raíz has shown up on four lists on this page. I guess that's a song I need in my life!
by Jackson
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 14002

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

Yay for Weyes Blood pulling the upset! I thought it had a chance to win but because of enthusiasm vs. getting the highest number of votes....interesting to see the enthusiasm for NFR was higher but it got 5 fewer votes than TR. This is the most interesting AOTY pick we've had in some time.
by Jackson
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 32189

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

This is an exciting day of releases after a somewhat sleepy start to the year:

- New albums by Caribou and Soccer Mommy
- New EP by Christine & The Queens
- New singles by Jessie Ware, Kelly Lee Owens, and Lady Gaga

Christine & The Queens EP sounds great on first listen.
by Jackson
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 14002

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

That's higher than I would've expected for Grey Area, I guess I missed all those #1s on the individual lists! Is this the first album by a female artist to be our rap AOTY?
by Jackson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 136
Views: 43270

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

I was curious, so I used 3100/(rank+30) for my Top 400 albums. Maybe it's recency bias, but 2019 came out great and 2010 not so much: 1: 2015 2: 2019 3: 2014 4: 2016 5: 2013 6: 2012 7: 2018 8: 2011 9: 2017 10: 2010 It's interesting, as 2019 had by far the most albums with 52 while 2015 had relative...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 136
Views: 43270

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

7 | Swans | A Piece of The Sky 10 | Daft Punk | Giorgio by Moroder 11 | Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds | I Need You 16 | Flying Lotus | Do the Astral Plane 19 | Actress | Maze 26 | Julia Holter | Feel You 27 | Anna Meredith | Paramour 32 | Burial | Ashtray Wasp 34 | Emeralds | Genetic 40 | Charli XCX ...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 14002

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

FIBS is a nice forum special. I guess that one outgrew the moderately acclaimed game! Interesting that 7 of the 8 votes for the Jai Paul album were in the top ten. Was there anyone that didn't vote for it because they didn't consider it a 2019 album? I don't dislike the Ariana Grande album but it's ...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 73
Views: 12894

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS

Lana Del Rey: 1. The greatest 2. Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have - but I Have It 3. Doin' Time 4. Norman Fucking Rockwell *5. Mariner's Apartment Complex 6. California *7. Venice Bitch 8. Fuck It, I Love You 9. Looking for America 10. Cinnamon Girl 11. Happiness Is a Butterfly...
by Jackson
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 32189

Re: Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread

I was turned off by Miss Anthropocene on first listen. My main issue is with the production: it's so loud and compressed that it reminds me of early-00s heavy rock music, and at times this makes the songs sound muddled and overwhelms the songwriting. It seems like she was so focused on creating a un...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019 Failed Results Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 4960

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

None of the images work for me on mobile or desktop - anyone else having this issue? My expected top ten: 1. Lana Del Ray - NFR 2. Weyes Blood - Titanic rising(I almost want to call for it to pull the upset) 3. FKA Twigs - MAGDALENE 4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen 5. Big Thief - UFOF 6. Bill...
by Jackson
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 73
Views: 12894

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS

Awesome picture! Thanks for sharing and good job with the rollout. I thought Movies might hit top 5, but I'm happy with 8 and as an added bonus The Barrel did much better than I expected.

Could you paste the complete results in one post?
by Jackson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 73
Views: 12894

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS

Wow, that is a lot lower than I expected (or hoped) for Gone!
by Jackson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 73
Views: 12894

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS

I'm happy to see "Door" do so well. I liked the song since its release, but as I listened to it more over the last couple months, I appreciated it even more and raised it from #20 or so on my list to #3. It has a lot of little details that make it mire interesting on repeat listens, such as the subt...
by Jackson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 73
Views: 12894

Re: AMF Favorite Songs of 2019 - RESULTS

Just predicting the top 10 for fun: 1. Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen 2. Billie Eilish - bad guy 3. FKA twigs - Cellophane 4. Lizzo - Juice 5. Big Thief - Not 6. Lana Del Rey - The greatest 7. Bon Iver - Hey, Ma 8. FKA twigs - sad day 9. Purple Mountains - All My Happiness Is Gone 10. Big Thief - UFO...